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RATINGS: 3659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Bottle and keg: Filtered
Launched: August 1997
Hops: Magnum, Chinook & Centennial
By definition, an India Pale Ale is hoppier and higher in alcohol than its little brother, pale ale-and we deliver in spades. Now one of the most well respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with citrusy flavor and hop aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. This crisp, extra hoppy brew is hugely refreshing on a hot day, but will always deliver no matter when you choose to drink it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wordsworth (137) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Among my favorite common IPAs. Nuce balance of hops and taste. Skunky aroma up front but surprisingly smooth. Bit of a raw aftertaste after a couple though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
knasputte78 (104) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
Grumlig och halvljus. Trevligt fruktig och drickvänlig. Lite matt tyvärr lyfter inte till 100% ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lesifflebiere (1503) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
Boisson jaune orangée, avec une belle petite mousse en surface ; un nez qui allie des notes de fruits tropicaux et de l’épinette. La bouche est brillante, ensoleillée et complexe : notes fruitées en introduction, puis un peu de sucre d’orge provenant des malts, et enfin une vague amère et pointue pour conclure le tout. On comprend sa réputation, elle est un exemple probant de ce qu’une west coast devrait être. Superbe, complexe, désaltérante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidezdonz (90) - , HONG KONG - SEP 24, 2015
A 12 fl oz bottle with a bottled date of 21th July 2015 and an enjoy by date of 19th October 2015. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a clear golden copper colour with a one finger white head that had good retention and leaves nice spotty lacing. Aromas were fainter than I expected but starts with tropical mango and pineapple before turning to pine, grass and citrus lemon zest. Tastewise, there was none of the tropicalness from the smell, but strong lemon zest, hop bitterness, floral and grassiness. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Overall, this was only just ok for me. It wasn’t bad and I would drink it again but for example I prefer Stone’s Go To IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYBeerBro (4) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2015 does not count
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz mug. A - Poured amber orange with a quickly-dissipating head. S - Light fruit and hop aromatics, relatively weak on the nose. T - Smooth, light malts, quickly dissipating into both fruity and floral hop flavors, smoothing and sweetening out into a boozy aftertaste. M - A bit fizzy, but very creamy and smooth for an IPA. It settles in well to let the palate talk. O - While many other west coast style IPAs blow this one out of the water, it’s still very smooth, balanced, and the hops sit in all the right ways.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
feliponk (15) - CHILE - SEP 24, 2015
Excelente ipa de san diego, pero no le doy el puntaje máximo porque he probado mejores.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheKernOwl (33) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
- Nose: citrus-y (grapefruit + v light orange – satsuma?); caramel malts; a little peach; a little pine. - Body: slightly creamy/oily (makes sense with high ABV); grapefruit + pine come to fore more, but meet their match in the (caramel?) malts. - Finish: medium-long finish, crisp with a little hop-bitter fade. - A golden delight and pretty good benchmark US IPA? Citrus, not too pine-y, a good weight + malt balance whilst still managing a crisp finish #StoneMe1 #1001Beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1029) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2015
Ámbar limpio y espuma marfil compacta. Aromas intensos de fruta naranja, citricos, pino y resinas. Cuerpo medio, con textura melosa y sabor dulce de fruta albaricoque, toque cítrico y final de amargor intenso de pino y resinas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (239) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2015
Clear orange coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel grape fruit and hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
Bomber to myself. Golden orange pour, medium fairly dense off-white head. Lots of lacing. Big hop aroma, citrus orange, less so pine. Taste follows through with the hop flavors, nice resinous bitter finish Terrific example of an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoR (771) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a beautiful golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, hops and some caramel. Taste is similar. Delicious.

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